Freelance photographer Michael Carroll was one of the first photographers to travel to Romania after the fall of the communist regime in 1989.

When he arrived in January 1990, he walked into one of the most horrific scenes of the 20th century. His incredible photographs and heart wrenching stories of the paediatric AIDS epidemic in Romanian orphanages ran in the Boston Globe and New York Times and opened the eyes of the western world to the plight of the Romanian children. What followed was a twenty-year odyssey for Mike and his colleagues as they fought to bring help to a population of children in need, in a country that they hardly knew.

Michael and his supporters went on to found Romanian Children's Relief Foundation (RCR), an American charity operating in Romania as Fundația Inocenți, the Foundation of the Innocents. He is currently President where his responsibility has been to bring together the health care community and the business community, both Romanian and American, to collaborate in the development and perpetuation of the charity's child development programs.

Macrobert are hosting this special fundraising screening of Hand Held, followed by Q & A with Michael, in support of his foundation and the work they are currently doing settling Ukrainian refugees in Romania

  • Venue

    Macrobert Arts Centre, University of Stirling

  • Address

    Macrobert Arts Centre, Stirling FK9 4LF, UK

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    You Choose: £8.50 / £6.50 / £4.50

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